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Chemistry undergrad named Slavin Fellow for work launching solar window startup

August 15, 2019
Matthew Marquardt portrait
Matthew Marquardt

The Slavin Family Foundation awarded undergraduate Matthew Marquardt, a chemistry major in the Class of 2021, with a Slavin Fellowship for his work in entrepreneurship on campus and beyond. Marquardt is among 26 global recipients of the Slavin Fellowships and one of two undergraduates at Princeton University awarded the fellowship.

Marquardt helped launch Andluca Technologies, a Princeton spinout led by Lynn Loo, director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering. He also led the pilot project installation of Andluca’s smart windows on the Princeton campus.

Marquardt, who was on the varsity swim team, is also a member of Invictis Technologies, a medical device startup currently in the Keller Center eLab Summer Accelerator and in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Summer 2019 cohort.

“I am extremely grateful for the support that I have received from Professor Lynn Loo and Andluca’s Nick Davy along the way,” Marquardt said. “This fellowship would not have been possible without their mentorship and guidance.”

The Slavin Fellowship offers mentorship, support and a grant to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing entrepreneurial projects. “Fellows span fields from tech to life science and materials science to fashion and the arts, and now include Thiel Fellows, Schwarzman Scholars, and winners of other international awards and competitions,” said Nick Slavin, chairman of the Slavin Family Foundation.

Full story on the Princeton University homepage: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/08/09/princeton-students-marquardt-and-shah-win-slavin-fellowships-work-entrepreneurship